Frio Sandstone Reservoirs ... along the Texas Gulf Coast, Their Potential for the Production of Geopressured Geothermal Energy

Abstract
Tertiary strata of the Texas Gulf Coast comprise a number of terrigenous depositional wedges, some of which thicken abruptly at their downdip ends as a result of contemporaneous movement of growth faults and underlying salt. The Frio Formation, one of these wedges, has been studied regionally by means of a grid of correlation cross sections aided by micropaleontological control, By means of these sections, the Frio was subdivided into six map units; maps of sandstone distribution within these units delineate principal elongate sandstone trends parallel to the Gulf Coast composed of deltaic, barrier-bar, and strandplain sandstones.These broad regional studies, followed by detailed local investigations, were pursued in order to delineate prospective areas for production of geopressured geothermal energy.
Authors
Don G. Bebout
Robert G. Loucks
A. Ray Gregory
Citation

Bebout, D. G., Loucks, A. R., and Gregory, A. R., 1978, Frio Sandstone Reservoirs in the Deep Subsurface along the Texas Gulf Coast--Their Potential for the Production of Geopressured Geothermal Energy: The University of Texas at Austin, Bureau of Economic Geology, Report of Investigations no. 91, 92 p.

Code
RI091
ISSN
2475-367X
Number
91
Number of figures
106
Number of pages
92
Publisher
The University of Texas at Austin, Bureau of Economic Geology
Series
Report of Investigation
Year
1978